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Old 04-02-2015, 01:51 PM
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I don't think that's really fair to say what the OP is looking to do is "idiotic".
I have to agree to each his own. Hell if he wants to put mercedes emblems on thats fine too - he is after all the one making the payments.

Once thing to thing about it that you would probably need to do an entire body kit if you do the fenders otherwise they won't line up. Your fender will end lower than your door and the esthetics would be shot.

You may want to look for kits that can accomplish a similar look rather than trying to replace OEM parts. Just my 2 cents.

Good luck and post pictures when you do. No doubt mixed responses but I would be curios to see how it looks.
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To the OP, as was suggested, you're better off finding a/m M4 replica parts than trying to fit oem parts.

Now, playing devil's advocate, seeing I don't have an opinion on this one way or another, where does the line get drawn? Previous comments have suggested that an M4 bumper on a 435 is not ok. However, there's many threads w/ people installing the M-sport front & rear bumpers (and side sills) on sport line or no line cars and those people getting positive feedback so is that ok? How about a 328 installing a 335 rear bumper and exhaust?
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To the OP, as was suggested, you're better off finding a/m M4 replica parts than trying to fit oem parts.

Now, playing devil's advocate, seeing I don't have an opinion on this one way or another, where does the line get drawn? Previous comments have suggested that an M4 bumper on a 435 is not ok. However, there's many threads w/ people installing the M-sport front & rear bumpers (and side sills) on sport line or no line cars and those people getting positive feedback so is that ok? How about a 328 installing a 335 rear bumper and exhaust?
Yup.... +1 mod away OP, hell, wrap it lavender if you awnt to....
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I just bought my first BMW, a 2014 328i Xdrive and I LOVE it.

I would, however, like it to appear more like the i8 - suggestions?

Do your thing OP.
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To the OP, as was suggested, you're better off finding a/m M4 replica parts than trying to fit oem parts.

Now, playing devil's advocate, seeing I don't have an opinion on this one way or another, where does the line get drawn? Previous comments have suggested that an M4 bumper on a 435 is not ok. However, there's many threads w/ people installing the M-sport front & rear bumpers (and side sills) on sport line or no line cars and those people getting positive feedback so is that ok? How about a 328 installing a 335 rear bumper and exhaust?


In my opinion, most of those critics call themselves "purists" and hide behind that when they want to be judgmental. Many of them feel like someone is trying to disguise their car to look like theirs. I say "who cares?!" It's your car. You paid for it so do whatever you want. No matter what you do to it, it's still better than a Honda! Haha.


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Fake M cars are disgraceful. Don't do it
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That's a matter of perspective, no?

(I wouldn't do it, but others have a difference perspective. Same with cosmetic surgery. )
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Why wouldn't you just buy a car with the M performance aerodynamics? That makes a ton more sense to me.

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Old 06-15-2017, 11:13 AM
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There is apparently a market for it.
http://www.modbargains.com/f80-m3-st...-m-bmw-f30.htm
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why revive a 2 year old thread?
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why revive a 2 year old thread?
Because checking the time stamp of a post is not in my priority. I saw it and commented, why is that a problem?

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Because checking the time stamp of a post is not in my priority. I saw it and commented, why is that a problem?

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Lol right???

The OP's question is so ridiculous I had to add input.
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This thread is pretty amusing, despite its age.

I wonder how many of the people who cry "poseur" have actually taken their cars to a trackday. That's exactly why I didn't jump at the M4 the dealer dangled in front of me; if I got an M car as my daily driver and didn't do at least a few trackdays a year, I'd feel like a real nozzle.

It's like the guys who ride sportbikes and have giant chicken strips (the area next to the sidewall that has never made contact with pavement). I had a friend who rode a pink Ninja 250 with big glittery Barbie decals on the fenders, who blew away guys on shiny new liter bikes at trackdays because she knew how to ride. Most of those guys would be better off with a smaller bike themselves because it would be easier to handle, so they would learn to ride well instead of just whacking the throttle.
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I feel like the typical m3 owner is going to thoroughly enjoy his car in a spirited manner on the street either way. If you do that, then I guess it makes sense not to go to the track. Keep in mind that the m3 is still relatively heavy at 3500+ pounds and full of luxury features. The f8x chassis has ridiculous amounts of almost uncontrollable torque which seems better for steet use then the older v8 anyways. These cars moved from little go karts like the e30 to boats and I don't think that many people take them to the track.

As for the skill levels, I could not agree more. An experienced driver using a Miata as his little track toy could effortlessly outcorner even a somewhat experienced driver in the heavier m3.

But then again, the m3 seems to do it all so well (comfortable for the performance, great engine, luxurious, awesome handling why not just track the car? But I feel like you shouldn't be obliged to take such a heavy car to the track unless you feel like too dangerous to enjoy it on the steet.
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This thread is pretty amusing, despite its age.

I wonder how many of the people who cry "poseur" have actually taken their cars to a trackday. That's exactly why I didn't jump at the M4 the dealer dangled in front of me; if I got an M car as my daily driver and didn't do at least a few trackdays a year, I'd feel like a real nozzle.

It's like the guys who ride sportbikes and have giant chicken strips (the area next to the sidewall that has never made contact with pavement). I had a friend who rode a pink Ninja 250 with big glittery Barbie decals on the fenders, who blew away guys on shiny new liter bikes at trackdays because she knew how to ride. Most of those guys would be better off with a smaller bike themselves because it would be easier to handle, so they would learn to ride well instead of just whacking the throttle.
I'm partially guilty. I track, but I do it by going to BMW and Porsche driving schools. At first, my M3 was too much of my net worth to tear it up on a track. As it depreciated, it was still in too good of shape to take on the track. At the end it was becoming a collectable survivor.

There's a significant logistics tail to track a car on a regular basis. A indy' shop near me caters to trackers, providing a car carrier truck and pit support at track weekends. That, and a banged up, used 911 will be the way I go eventually. But, for now it's nice to show up at a factory school, jump in new cars, trash them, got to a nice dinner with interesting people, repeat for two or three days, and go home.

One of the wags at the Porsche school drives there in a pristine GT3, parks it, and jumps in school cars for three days. He's been to the advanced school about 25 times, though. The joke is that he's "hoping to pass this time."

The only performance driving I did with my M3 was DSC-off, gas-pedal U-turns to annoy Frau Putzer. I'd start humming the opening lick to Song 2 by Blur (from the Madonna M5 video). She'd know what was coming. "I hope a cop sees you doing this. I'm going to tell him you do this every day, AND that you got weed."

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Poser? I could get an M4 if I wanted to but it's not practical to me since I won't be tracking the car or be using it to it's full potential. We all have our reasons. I like the exterior styling of the M4, but does that mean I can't mod my car to get the look that I want?

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